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Water Heater Buying Guide: Fuel Source

In part one of our two part series in our water heater buying guide, we’ll take a look at the popular fuel source options – electric, gas, and heat pumps. We’ll also look at some of the differences and considerations you should take into account when selecting a water heater. Electric Water Heaters Cost Consideration Least expensive […]

Temperature/Pressure Relief Valve

The Temperature/Pressure (T/P) Relief Valve should be tested at least once a year. This valve is a safety devise to prevent your hot water heater from exploding. Most are designed to activate if the water temperature in your tank exceeds 210 degrees Fahrenheit, or the pressure in your tank exceeds 150 psi. When your water heater […]

Hot Water Heater Safety

Your water heater is likely not something you think about on a regular basis, and it’s not uncommon to take it’s safe operation for granted. It may be in your garage, a utility closet, or in the corner of your basement, but it needs regular maintenance to help prevent the potential for a serious accident. […]

RV Water Heaters: What You Need to Know

An RV water heater will help you enjoy hot water wherever your travels take you. They operate much like a residential water heater, and yet very differently. Here’s a few things you need to know if you own an RV or you’re in the market. Knowing how these water heaters operate, how to maintain them, […]

Why You Should Install a Circulation Pump

When a water heater circulation pump is installed hot water will be delivered nearly instantly each time a hot water tap is opened. This happens because the pump keeps the hot water moving throughout the plumbing system so that hot water is always available. In homes without a circulation pump, the hot water tap will […]

Glossary of Terms

Anode Rod A long, replaceable metallic rod located inside the tank, typically attached at the top of the water heater near the cold water inlet. It helps to prevent corrosion inside the tank, and will last four to six years before needing replacement. Burner A gas powered burner used to heat water in a gas […]

How to Replace Your Water Heater’s Dip Tube

If your hot water is lukewarm or not as hot as it used to be it may be because your dip tube is broken. The dip tube is a plastic pipe that travels from the cold water inlet down to the bottom of the tank. The purpose of the dip tub is to deposit the cold […]

No Hot Water: What Can You Do?

Nobody likes a cold shower, so naturally having no hot water can be a huge annoyance. There are a number of issues that can cause you to run out of hot water, many of which you should be able to fix yourself. It is also important to note that gas water heaters operate very differently than […]

How to Reduce Your Water Heater’s Energy Consumption

You may tend to forget about it, since it’s usually out of site, but your water heater is a large contributor to your energy bill. Every time you turn on a hot water faucet, have a shower or use your washing machine, your water heater is using energy to heat that water. And if you […]

Noisy Water Heater: What are the Causes?

A noisy water heater is not uncommon, in fact, it can be very annoying, especially if the tank is located in your living space. Some of the noises that you hear could indicate a problem, and others may not be anything to worry about. If your water heater is making noises, you should diagnose the […]

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